Research - Recent Awards

Three Department of Medicine faculty were recently recognized at Translational Science, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) held April 20-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. William Busse, MD, emeritus professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the ACTS Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, received a three-year, $5.6M contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Safety and Healthcare Epidemiology Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program for the project, “Assessment of the dynamic change of population immunity and susceptibility to emerging influenza antigenic variants in the...
Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex Liquid...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, received a one-year, $498,853 grant from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention for the project, “Evaluating SARS-CoV2 Vaccine effectiveness Among health care personnel During Early phase vaccination (EVADE).” She will collaborate with Infectious Disease faculty Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD; Daniel Shirley, MD...
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Director-Swallowing and Salivary Bioscience Laboratory, received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award. Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, will serve as primary mentor on the project. With this 4 year award totaling $950,000, Dr. Rogus-Pulia...
The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Pilot Grant Awards. The following Department of Medicine faculty and staff members received funding. Translational Basic & Clinical Pilot Awards (up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support) Jianhua Zhang...
Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD, associate professor, Infectious Disease (pictured at right), and collaborators have received a UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) 2020 COVID-19 Response Grant Award. This award was one of three new awards extending the 22 awards previously announced by the Wisconsin Partnership Program to address...
Dudley Lamming, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, is the principal investigator on a new project that aims to accelerate diabetes and metabolism research at UW–Madison. With support from the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, Dr. Lamming and collaborators will establish two new innovative research core facilities that will provide...
Four University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine faculty received research grants from the Wisconsin Partnership Program's COVID-19 Response Grant Program, established to help the university and community organizations across Wisconsin address the immediate health challenges of COVID-19. The research grants, up to $150,000, support scientific, medical and public health approaches...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, has been selected as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control's (APIC) 2020 Distinguished Scientist. The award recognizes prominent researchers and scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control...